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How to insert current timestamp when data in another cell changes in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-16

Supposing you receive a worksheet which needs you to modify data in a certain column. And after modifying the worksheet, you need to insert the modified timestamp to let others know which cells have been changed. How to deal with it? This article will show you method of inserting current timestamp when data in another cell changes in Excel as below screenshot shown.

Insert current timestamp when data in another cell changes with VBA code


Insert current timestamp when data in another cell changes with VBA code

As below screenshot shown, you need to populate timestamp in column E if corresponding cells in column C are changed. Please do as follows.

1. In the worksheet you need to modify and mark with timestamp, right click the sheet tab and then click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window of the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Insert current timestamp when data in another cell changes

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20180830
Dim xCellColumn As Integer
Dim xTimeColumn As Integer
Dim xRow, xCol As Integer
Dim xDPRg, xRg As Range
xCellColumn = 3
xTimeColumn = 5
xRow = Target.Row
xCol = Target.Column
If Target.Text <> "" Then
    If xCol = xCellColumn Then
       Cells(xRow, xTimeColumn) = Now()
    Else
        On Error Resume Next
        Set xDPRg = Target.Dependents
        For Each xRg In xDPRg
            If xRg.Column = xCellColumn Then
                Cells(xRg.Row, xTimeColumn) = Now()
            End If
        Next
    End If
End If
End Sub

Note: In the code, number 3 means that you are going to modify data in column C, and 5 indicates the timestamp will be populated into column E. Please change them based on your needs.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when changing data in column C, the timestamp will be populated into corresponding cells in column E as below screenshot shown.

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Hallo!

Der VBA-Code funktioniert wunderbar. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit den Code zu erweitern?

Jetzt gerade sie der Coade wie folgt aus:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20180830
Dim xCellColumn As Integer
Dim xTimeColumn As Integer
Dim xRow, xCol As Integer
Dim xDPRg, xRg As Range
xCellColumn = 10
xTimeColumn = 16
xRow = Target.Row
xCol = Target.Column
If Target.Text <> "" Then
If xCol = xCellColumn Then
Cells(xRow, xTimeColumn) = Now()
Else
On Error Resume Next
Set xDPRg = Target.Dependents
For Each xRg In xDPRg
If xRg.Column = xCellColumn Then
Cells(xRg.Row, xTimeColumn) = Now()
End If
Next
End If
End If
End Sub

Allerdings m√∂chte ich gerne, dass ein Zeitstempel auch dann ausgegeben wird, wenn in Spalte 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 oder 13 eine √Ąnderung erfolgt. WElche √Ąnderung spielt keine Rolle, nur das es eine gab. Geht das?

Liebe Gr√ľ√üe
Paolo :-)
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Hi OP,

Not sure if you are still seeing this. I am trying to update this so that the formula picks up a range. I want Col E:I to be updated with a timestamp if Col J:N update to "Completed". Do you have the code for that?

Thanks,
Huzefa A.
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Hi Huzefa,

I don't know if I understand your question clearly. The following VBA code may help. Please give it a try.
The relationship is a 1:1 mapping between the columns. With this script, when a cell in column J is updated to "Completed", the timestamp will be inserted into the corresponding cell in column E. Similarly, updates to column K will affect column F, and so on.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20230816
    Dim IntersectRng As Range
    Dim TargetColumn As Integer

    ' Check if the changed cell is in columns J to N
    Set IntersectRng = Application.Intersect(Target, Me.Range("J:N"))

    If Not IntersectRng Is Nothing Then
        For Each cell In IntersectRng
            ' If the changed cell's value is "Completed"
            If cell.Value = "Completed" Then
                ' Calculate the target column in E:I
                TargetColumn = cell.Column - 5
                Me.Cells(cell.Row, TargetColumn).Value = Now()
            End If
        Next cell
    End If
End Sub
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How would I go about running this Macro in all of the sheets in my workbook? It is only working in the first sheet.
crystal     Jon
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Hi Jon,
The following VBA code can help. Please give it a try.
Note: This VBA code needs to be added to the ThisWorkbook (Code) window.
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-picture-zxm/Thisworkbook.png
Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221208
Dim xCellColumn As Integer
Dim xTimeColumn As Integer
Dim xRow, xCol As Integer
Dim xDPRg, xRg As Range
xCellColumn = 3
xTimeColumn = 5
xRow = Target.Row
xCol = Target.Column
If Target.Text <> "" Then
    If xCol = xCellColumn Then
       Cells(xRow, xTimeColumn) = Now()
    Else
        On Error Resume Next
        Set xDPRg = Target.Dependents
        For Each xRg In xDPRg
            If xRg.Column = xCellColumn Then
                Cells(xRg.Row, xTimeColumn) = Now()
            End If
        Next
    End If
End If
End Sub
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Hallo !
Ich habe noch eine Frage zu dem oben angegebenen VBA-Code.
Bei meiner Tabelle befindet sich der Wert, f√ľr den der Zeitstempel erstellt werden soll in Spalte G.
Der Wert in G errechnet sich aus der Summe der Werte in den Spalten K:AA.
Die Werte in K:AA ergeben sich aus einem anderen Tabellenblatt, unter Benutzung der Zählenwenn-Funktion.
Wenn die Werte direkt in K:AA eingegeben werden aktualisiert sich der Zeitstempel wie gew√ľnscht.
Wenn die Werte in K:AA durch "Zählenwenn" aus einem anderen Tabellenblatt aktualisiert werden, ändert sich der Zeitstempel nicht.

Hat jemand eine L√∂sung f√ľr mein Problem ?
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Hello Michael Rasche,
The formula issue cannot be handled yet. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Hallo,
ich möchte auch gerne in einer Tabelle einen Zeitstempel setzen, und bin bei der Suche auf diese Seite gestossen.
Ich habe alles wie oben beschrieben eingegeben, jetzt ergibt sich noch folgendes Problem:
Der Zeitstempel soll sich ändern, wenn sich der Wert in Spalte G ändert, der Wert in Spalte bildet sich aus der Summe mehrerer Zellen (z.B. K 150 - AA 150) in der Reihe.
Wenn ich einen neuen Wert direkt in die Zellen eingebe funktioniert das VBA.
Bei meiner Tabelle ändern sich die Werte in z.B. K 150 - AA 150 aber durch die "Zählenwenn" Funktion aus einem anderen Tabellenblatt, wenn sich dann die Summe erhöht, ändert sich der Zeitstempel nicht.
Hat jemand eine L√∂sung f√ľr mich ?
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